Homecoming celebrates Furman's 175th birthday
Homecoming promises to be better than ever this year as faculty and students welcome alumni and commemorate Furman's 175th year.
Shannon Wilson, director of Furman's Alumni Association, expects 2,000 to 3,000 alumni to attend Homecoming events. On Friday, October 19, alumni will begin registering at Cherrydale. Later that evening, a carnival on the mall will be a great place for the younger set, with music, rides, games, and free popcorn and drinks.
A breakfast will be held to honor Furman's distinguished alumni on Saturday. In the afternoon, everyone is invited to the 175th birthday bash at Cherrydale. President Shi will deliver remarks before the Furman marching band leads everyone in singing "Happy Birthday to You."
Complete with party favors, the festivities are guaranteed to kick up school spirit before the Paladin football team competes against East Tennessee State University. Saturday night Furman takes over downtown at the Hyatt with the fifth Furman-wide block party.
On Sunday morning, Homecoming worship services at Daniel Chapel will feature Victor A. Greene, Sr. (Furman '46). Other Homecoming events include receptions, class reunions and athletic competitions. For more information on Homecoming, call the Alumni Association at 294.3464, or see the university on-line calendar.
University to lose power during Christmas break
Facilities Services will shut down electrical power to the university for an undetermined amount of time during the week between Christmas and New Year's.
Doug Lange, director of Facilities Services, says workers will use the time to replace an unreliable overhead electric cable with an underground cable.
"This is the main cable that feeds all the buildings on campus," says Lange. "The length of the power outage will depend on how long it takes to do the work. We want to let everyone know that this is on the horizon."
Campus Club events
The Furman Campus Club, a civic organization for women affiliated with Furman, announces the following activities for the year 2001-02.
o Fall Family Picnic, November 10, 1 p.m., Johns Hall/Furman Hall Terrace.
o Holiday Dinner, December 7, 7 p.m., Hartness Pavilion.
o Easter Egg Hunt and University Picnic, March 23, 11 a.m., White Oaks.
o Spring Luncheon, April 27, noon. Location to be announced.
o Adopt-a-highway litter pickups, October 23, March 23 and May 18. Meet at Penland's Garage (corner of Poinsett Highway and Roe Ford Road) at 8:30 a.m.
For more information about the Campus Club, contact Stacy Sargent at 987-0134 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark it on your calendar
All staff are encouraged to attend the university staff forum October 24. Refreshments will be served at 8:30 a.m.
The meeting will begin at 9 and take approximately an hour. Wayne King, a member of the staff advisory committee, will moderate the meeting. Following a short informational session, staff will be encouraged to ask questions.
Susan Zeiger, director of personnel, and senior administrative staff members will be present to answer questions and concerns. The forum is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Committee, which was created in 1999.
Designed to be the voice of the Furman staff, the committee meets quarterly and may pass along concerns, questions or recommendations to the President's Council.
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